Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Our Favorite Restaurants in South Bay Area

A friend of mine is coming to town and she asked for restaurant recommendation. I thought I share my answer here too for future reference. Here is the list of our favorite food in South Bay Area (San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, and Los Gatos):

Feel free to write in the comment if you think of anything else I ought to try and add to the list. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Banana Blueberry Muffins

 Banana Blueberry Muffin
My husband loves Sweet Tomatoes restaurant's blueberry muffin. So I thought I should try making it at home. I tried too make one with banana and another one without banana. We agreed that the one with banana was the clear winner both the texture and taste.
 Banana Blueberry Muffin recipe

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Indonesian Fruits Drink a.k.a. Es Teler

Whenever we have potluck with our Indonesian friends, either one of us would  always bring this staple Indonesian fruit drink. It is so easy to make and always loved by both the adults and kids.
 Indonesian Fruits Drink
Since we couldn't find fresh tropical fruits here, we use canned fruit from Asian supermarket such as Ranch 99 or Lion Supermarket. Sometimes, we can find fresh jack fruit there too so we don't have to use the canned one. You can add other fruits as well like avocado, berries, or apples.
Resep Es Teler
Cut the fruits into bite size pieces Es Teler Recipe
 Indonesian Fruits Drink Dessert
Place them inside a large container
 Bahan es teler

Friday, December 29, 2017

Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies

One of the reason I bake is because most of the store bought cookies or cakes are too sweet to my taste. So if you have a sweet tooth, you may want to add the amount of sugar or chocolate chips on this recipe. We rarely bake cookies except during winter time to be enjoyed with hot chocolate, milk, coffee, or tea; the choice is yours. 
Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe
First thing first, the ingredients: I use dark chocolate chips instead of the regular semi sweet chocolate chips on mine. 
 Chocolate Chips Cookies ingredientsThe boy who hold the background:
 Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe
Getting snack after working:
 Chocolate Chips Cookies
Process the ingredients in the mixing bowl:
 How to make chocolate chips cookies

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Non-edible Homemade Christmas Ornaments

 Nonedible Christmas Ornaments
We just made this ornaments again. We made it years ago while my boys were so tiny then we moved and I donated our artificial Christmas tree during the move. I bought a lighted branch from OSH a few days ago and took out the old ornaments we made. Wes wanted to make new ones so we did. This brought so much joy and good memories.
Ornaments made with salt and flour
Note: some pictures below were taken years ago.
 Making ornament with kid
First, prepare the tools and ingredients:
Cookie cutters, rolling pin 
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
food coloring 
ground cinnamon
puff paint (I got it from Michael's in the Fabric craft section)
 Homemade Christmas Ornaments